Notes about seeing the Prince concert on Wed 5 Feb 2014
Notes about seeing the Prince concert on Sun 9 Feb 2014
Notes about seeing the Prince concert on Fri 14 Feb 2014
I just saw Prince live at the Electric Ballroom in Camden. I suppose there were 300 of us in the crowd by the end – press, friends, management and punters who all braved the terrible weather to rush to Camden on the off chance of seeing Prince & 3rdEyeGirl live.
I heard he was playing just as I was about to go to bed. It was a no-brainer, I live about a mile away. I pulled on a coat and ran down the road to Camden. By the time I got to the venue there were 6 people in the queue.
It was called an Open Press Sound Check, and it sounded good. We were treated to back-to-basics rock and roll: funky guitar, bass, lots of drums and plenty of singing by the audience. We even got to see a behind-the-head guitar solo.
‘Did he play any of his old material?’ I hear you ask. He played a mixture of old and new – pretzelbodylogic, etc; but we got a rock version of I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man. The band rocked and I think his new material is ace.
Apparently he is going to be back in Camden tomorrow. I asked his management team for details but they wouldn’t giving anything away. I get the impression even they didn’t know what the plans are.
Prince signed off at 1am and thanked the venue for having them at such short notice. He even came back on stage to apologise to us for leaving so early and explained he couldn’t play on as he didn’t want to break the 1am curfew.
Final thoughts – 3rdEyeGirl rock and Prince looks like he’s in his 30s, not his 50s. Brilliant!
I am being asked for more info on what’s going on. I have no idea except a video was released pointing people to a countdown clock. I imagine the place will be mobbed, so you may find it easier to watch on the 3rdeyegirl livestream. Goodness knows if it will be shown on there.
And finally, this little beauty of a tweet crashed my site for a few moments at 4am this morning!!!